Thursday, 24 July 2014

Flower Tea

Watch the flower bloom, then drink the tea.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Antwerpen 2

Since it is such a pretty pattern, the second Antwerpen is tatted in Size 40. Can you see the design element if many were joined? I missed a ring in the smaller piece. Can you spot it? 

Done in Lizbeth Size 40 Blue Ice (#163). Love the light blue spattering through the white.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Flower Installations

Here are two more from the Floria 2014 show.
The top one uses lots of Anthuriums in various colours. What I noticed about this was the plastic bottles in the background. They looked pretty - like glass blocks.

Heliconias seem to cascade down gracefully in the second installation.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Page 69 Kurbatskaya WIP3

This is not working out and proving more difficult than the last Kurbatskaya doily. After filling my shuttles with blue and white Venus Size 40 threads I started the edging. This was all (4 repeats) I could tat with 30 meters of thread. Definitely, there isn't enough thread to complete 22 repeats. What now? Need to change plans yet again. Feeling like giving up at this point. Looking at my Venus thread stash, there isn't a color that will work with this and no chance of buying more Venus thread now. 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Guessed Correct?

Empty water bottles making up the canopy of a temporary structure.
Did anyone get it right? 
There were some interesting guesses - link here.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Page 69 Kurbatskaya WIP2

The design elements with the long picots joined in threes and twos can be better observed here. I thought these rounds would never get done. Now for the edging. It is getting rather large and I am quite sure I do not have enough blue thread on the ball for that edging. Need to change my initial plan of using just one color. I also like to use only the same type and size of thread for one project.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Flower Show Animals

More photos from Floria 2014.
Flower giraffe and geese
We were just thankful for the air conditioned pavilion where the flower show was located.
Anything to shelter from the heat and humidity.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


This is four repeats of Antwerpen from Occhi-Patchwork book by Adelheid Dangela. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 Ecru (#603). You need about 3 meters of thread. Wind thread on shuttle leaving a short tail to tat 10 ds for two split rings.

How did I decide the length of the thread gap? I looked at the photo in the book and compared the length to the size of the rings. Chose based on that and whatever size picot gauge I had.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Retro Tailor Shop

This shop seems unchanged from several decades ago. It brought a smile to my face as a few doors away there was one of those small hipster cafe offering little cakes and beverages. Located in a not so new neighbourhood with good hawker food and surprisingly not so crowded, even on a Sunday morning. Love it!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Margaret's Tatted Bloom

This is Margaret's pattern which she named Lacy Orchid. I used Lizbeth Size 20 Carribean. You can visit her Etsy shop to get this pattern.